Sunday, 8 January 2012

New year!

And how has the first week of the year been different from that of the previous year(s)? =)


Firecrackers, watchnight services, reminiscing the passing year and making resolutions- all of them, new year's pleasantries. But truth be told, if life has been terrible in the past weeks, don't expect it be any different this year.

That being said, the first week is/might be a fair projection of how well the resolutions of the new year will be kept and (to some extent) an indication of the amount of thought and effort put into the new year's resolutions. If you're failing miserably, not to worry, there's always Chinese New Year to start afresh =).

Oh, don't let me burst your bubble! =D It's good to have a new year and it's especially good to make resolutions. But lets all make wise and responsible resolutions, yes?

“Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made.’ But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one. -Matthew 5:33-37 

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. -Galatians 6:7-10 

The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’“Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’ “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’“This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.” -Luke 12: 16-21 

Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away. Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. -Psalms 90:10,12 

God help us all.


Here's some music to get your new year started. =)


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